Tell Congress: Restore Funding to National Institutes of Health
Robust research is medicine’s field of dreams — from which we will one day be able to harness the cures for now-chronic and deadly diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease and cancer.
It’s the kind of research they do at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But right now, that field if starting to wither — because Congress is choking off the nourishment it needs to thrive.
Disastrous sequestration cuts, coupled with inflation, have hit NIH funding especially hard.
Meanwhile, the costs of treating patients with diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, or cancer — treatments that NIH research could vastly improve — are going through the roof.
We cannot afford to let medical science fall behind. Millions of families are waiting for a cure to these diseases.
We, the undersigned, demand that Congress restore funding to the National Institutes of Health this year.
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